Friday, May 22, 2009

And yet another post where I start off by excusing the lack of updates recently! This time it's not due to any slacking on my part though. It solely due to the incompetence of UPS. They've done their best to keep an order of a folder, 25 foglie and posters away from me by sending sending the package back to Italy without givning me a chance to accept it. And on top of that, they refused to correct their mistake. It's taken a while to get that sorted, but package is finally here. The camera battery is charged and I'm getting ready to photograph about 20 posters or so. I'll have the first proper post up in a day or two. Anyway, moving on...

Some other giallo related news while I'm at it. I've provided scans that will be used for the upcoming releases of Arrow Video's Masters of Giallo series for the
Sleepless and The House by the Cemetery releases. The DVDs will be released on June 29th and the artwork will be used for the reverse covers. You can check the covers out in this thread at Lovelockandload.

I'm also very happy to have been able to provide a scan of the
Footprints locandina for the upcoming Shameless release. I think Footprints is a fantastic film and even though it's in a very, very small way, I'm immensely proud to have been able to contribute to this release. I urge everybody who hasn't seen this extraordinary and hauntingly beautiful film to pick it up when it's released in July. Kudos to Shameless for releasing this!

Code Red are releasing
Weekend Murders on July 28th.
Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) and surprisingly good extras as well. An audio commentary with star Peter Baldwin, Scott Spiegel and Lee Christian, an interview with Baldwin, a still gallery and the original trailer

And finally, another must have release is
The Sweet Body of Deborah that Fin de Siècle have announced that they'll be releasing later on this year (along with Margheriti's Killers are challanged and Lenzi's Daughter of the Jungle)

So there's some good stuff coming our way later this year (along with the ones on the list posted at Mirek Lipinski's
Mya blog).

So a lot of good releases on the way, but still a few essential ones missing. When are we going to see English friendly releases of the rest of Lenzi and Tessari's gialli? And La Controfigura, La Volpe dalla coda di velluto...?

I'll have the first new locandine up by monday. While waiting for it, make sure you check one of the great mixes avilable from the newly started Sonny & Girly blog.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (Seven Blood-Stained Orchids)

I took me a while to get my hands on it, but the locandina for Umberto Lenzi's Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso completes my collection of posters from the directors fantastic 60's & 70's gialli. Poster art by Renato Casaro.